Henry Jacob Propst was born on March 15, 1861 in Bollinger, Missouri. He was the youngest of seven children to parents Alfred Propst and Catherine Seabaugh.
We first find Henry listed in records in the 1880 census in Whitewater Township in Bollinger County, Missouri. At the age of 19, he is living with his brother’s family following the death of his parents and works on his brother’s farm.
On July 13, 1880 Henry married Minverva Adaline Statler in Bollinger, Missouri. (The record can be found starting at the bottom of the first page and continuing at the top of the second.)
Over the next twenty years, Henry and Manverva had ten children together:
- Emanuel Garfield Propst (b. 1881 – d. 1972)
Sarah Catherine Propst (b. 1883)
Ida May Propst (b. 1886 – d. 1977)
Parsetta Margaret Propst (b. 1887 – d. 1962)
Hettie Harrison Propst (b. 1890 – d. 1945)
Ode Monroe Propst (b. 1891 – d. 1960)
Ada M Propst (b. 1892)
Harry Silveries Propst (b. 1894 – d. 1965)
General V Propst (b. 1898)
Raymond Edgar Propst (b. 1899 – d. 1933)
In 1900, the family is living on their farm in Whitewater, Bollinger County, Missouri. Henry and his oldest son Emmanuel list their occupations as farmer.
In 1910, the family is renting a house in Elvin City, Randolph Township, St. Francois County, Missouri. Henry lists his occupation as a laborer in the mill yard.
In 1920, the family is living at 120 Main Street in West Elvins City, Randolph Township, St. Francois County, Missouri. Henry is still a laborer in the lead mines.
On August 19, 1927, Henry passed away with the cause of death of bowel obstruction, in Elvins, St. Francois County, Missouri. On August 21, 1927, Henry was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in St. Francois County, Missouri.